Low-Complexity, Sub-Band DPD with Sequential Learning: Novel Algorithms and WARPLab Implementation


Digital predistortion (DPD) is an effective way of mitigating spurious emission violations without the need of a significant backoff in the transmitter, thus providing better power efficiency and network coverage. In this paper an iterative version of the IM3 sub-band DPD, proposed earlier by the authors, is presented. The DPD learning is iterated between the higher and lower IM3 sub-bands until a satisfactory performance is achieved for both of them. A sequential DPD learning procedure is also presented in order to reduce the hardware complexity when higher order nonlinearities are incorporated in the DPD learning. Improvements on the convergence speed of the adaptive DPD learning are also achieved via incorporating a variable learning rate and training from previous values. A WARPLab implementation of the proposed DPD is also shown with excellent suppression of the targeted spurious emissions.

In 2016 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Systems